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Old 09-30-2015, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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No, there is zero reason to live in Plano if you are willing to utilized LISD. Live in another city where you get more house/nicer house for less money and lower property tax.

I honestly can't see the point of living in Plano especially in this crazy market if you are not zoned to FISD or PISD schools.
Neither the City of Plano nor the Plano ISD have the highest property taxes in the area. You really have to check.


Dallas Property Taxes | 2014 DFW Property Tax Rates


At this point, Plano ISD, particularly zoned to Plano West Senior High, has the best public schools. There are some high schools in Frisco ISD that are pretty good, but Plano West is better, based on most criteria. That being said, Plano ISD has three senior schools that are only 11th and 12th grade, with Plano West being the better school. Each senior high is fed by two 9th and 10th grade high schools. (If you look at enrollment numbers, you might be seeing the total of the two high schools and the one senior high, which will give an artificially high number). Frisco ISD, on the other hand, has multiple four year high schools that are being rezoned every year.

Search this forum for both Plano West and Frisco schools and see which might be the better fit for your kids. There are philosophical differences in the two districts.

Good Luck on your move.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:58 AM
 
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Neither the City of Plano nor the Plano ISD have the highest property taxes in the area. You really have to check.


Dallas Property Taxes | 2014 DFW Property Tax Rates
Thank you for the link. I was going to ask about Plano property and sales tax in comparison to surrounding cities.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Plano 75024
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Neither the City of Plano nor the Plano ISD have the highest property taxes in the area. You really have to check.

Not tax rate...tax itself. If you have a house in Plano your assessed value has gone up at least 10% in the last yr. I doubt accessed values have got up over 10% in 12 months in any of the areas outside of Plano, McKinney and Frisco.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:16 PM
 
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Thank you for the link. I was going to ask about Plano property and sales tax in comparison to surrounding cities.
Hebron is a better school than most Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Colony high schools so you'll do good with far west Plano's LISD part but in your price range, you don't need to compromise. You should try to find homes feeding to PISD because those are easy to sell, rent out and appreciate better.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Plano 75024
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but in your price range, you don't need to compromise. You should try to find homes feeding to PISD because those are easy to sell, rent out and appreciate better.
Exactly, your wording here was a perfect response.
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:14 PM
 
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I think I can narrow down taroberts boundaries a bit... I would look for homes between Preston and Coit, and between Spring Creek and Park.
Thanks! This definitely narrows our search quite a bit.


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Hebron is a better school than most Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Colony high schools so you'll do good with far west Plano's LISD part but in your price range, you don't need to compromise. You should try to find homes feeding to PISD because those are easy to sell, rent out and appreciate better.
Those are all great points. Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:09 PM
 
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Thanks! This definitely narrows our search
I would recommend to focus on area between south of Spring Creek to north of Plano Pkwy and west of Ohio to east of Marsh. Just use district's website to confirm that you'll feed to Plano schools.

Plano ISD School Finder
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:29 PM
 
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I think I can narrow down taroberts boundaries a bit... I would look for homes between Preston and Coit, and between Spring Creek and Park.
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You should try to find homes feeding to PISD because those are easy to sell, rent out and appreciate better.
I would add the area that is mapped to Barksdale to the search. That area would have an easy commute for your DH and Barksdale feeds to Plano West/Renner/Shepton.
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:41 PM
 
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I would add the area that is mapped to Barksdale to the search. That area would have an easy commute for your DH and Barksdale feeds to Plano West/Renner/Shepton.

You are right, that's an excellent school according to Plano crowd and a short and straight drive to OP's work and probably a short walk to Arbor Hills. There are only 20 listings feeding to Barksdale and 6 of those are between $600k-800k. All 6 look pretty good to me. There are four new homes too but they are almost $2 million each.

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Old 10-02-2015, 11:18 AM
 
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Your price range, 5 - 10 minute commute to Legacy corridor. Beautiful neighborhood, extremely close to shopping, parks, library, walking trails.

Exemplary elementary school.

Zoned to PHS, but you can request transfer to PWHS if that is really important to you. (There is a lot banter about PHS vs. PWHS. It's like comparing a BMW to a Mercedes ...).

http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...56-65030?row=1
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